Woodworking guide and woodworking tool selection: To start, the best woodworking tools for your woodworking jobs depends on your situation. Before investing in the best woodworking tools you can afford, you first need to have clearly marked out your niche. And unless you're very experienced, a good woodworking guide is recommended so you know the exact requirements for your … [Read more...] about Woodworking Guide and Woodworking Tool Selection
A Garden Path, a 3 acre award winning property is now for sale. Would suit large or extended families looking for a nature based sustainable/self-sufficiency lifestyle yet still be close to Perth CBD (55 min) and all the facilities that the City of Armadale (5 min away) has to offer. House has 5+ bedrooms, 3+ living areas, 3 bathrooms, farmhouse kitchen with Homesteader wood … [Read more...] about SOLD – 3 acre Organic Homesteading Property
Many apple cider vinegar cures have now been documented by scientific studies. Confirming what your Granny has known since Adam was a boy, proven apple cider vinegar benefits (with links to relevant research articles) include: Protection against heart attack by reducing cholesterol by 13% and lowering blood pressure. Alleviating diabetes by lowering blood sugar by … [Read more...] about Apple Cider Vinegar
by Alex (Jamaica) Hi how are you. Is it better to use a 24volt solar system for your home over a 12 volt. thank u MEG: Graeme says 24V has advantages: The higher the voltage, the less voltage drop you get on cabling. This saves you losing voltage over a long cable from panels to converter. Dec 16, 2016 12 to 24volt by: Anonymous Ok, I live off grid and … [Read more...] about 12V or 24V for Home solar system?
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Teaching Sustainability to Children The very definition of sustainability compels us to live within the means of the planet so that future generations can also meet their needs. Many global trends are escalating towards disaster. In the face of looming climate change and depleting oil reserves, just to name two of them, the only certainty we can have about the approaching … [Read more...] about Kids and Sustainable Living
Can you boost your health farming organic foods? Absolutely! In fact simple steps to a healthier life start in your own backyard. Reaping the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle relies on good nutrition, the only reliable source of which is produce that is both organic and minerally balanced. Here we look at why… Proper functioning of the chemistry of life in all … [Read more...] about How to Boost Your Health Farming Organic Foods: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life
Happiness and Budgeting for Simple Living Green consumption is an intelligent response to many of the problems caused by our affluent society. On one level it is a way of taking personal responsibility for our impact on the planet. And more personally, ethical, intelligent consumption is a positive step towards our own happiness, offering a simpler, less stressful way of … [Read more...] about Green Consumption
Easy Ways to Reduce Your Impact on Earth Every person on Earth uses some of it. Your ecological footprint components comprise the choices you make to sustain your way of life. WHAT DEFINES AN ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT? More precisely, your ecological footprint is the area of viable, functioning land and water ecosystem that it takes to sustainably: Produce the resources you … [Read more...] about Calculating Ecological Footprint Components
Windmill power is a good, affordable choice for many people aiming for energy self sufficiency. Whether your interest is in camping, boating or residential wind mills, there are a few basic things you have to nut out before you can identify the right wind powered home generator for the job. Want to buy a serious home wind turbine? If you're in Australia you can buy a 2K … [Read more...] about Windmill Power Basics and FAQ
Creating sustainable safe places to live is what Permaculture landscape design is all about. You can either create it yourself by applying Permie design principles, or take advantage of someone else's talent and hard work by finding an organic self-sufficient property for sale on our forum. Early in 2007 we bought this 5 acre property in the Perth hills. See below how we … [Read more...] about Creating Sustainable Safe Places to Live with Permaculture Landscape Design
The Self Sufficiency Lifestyle This sustainable living site differs from other websites on self sufficiency. Here we share our real-life experience – from the research that’s inspired us, to the hands-on Permaculture techniques we are using to achieve it on our small farm in Western Australia. Sustainable living is defined as... ..."a lifestyle that can be sustained … [Read more...] about Sustainable Living
For families downshifting to sustainable living, deciding what is good life style is the first step to finding, planning, and developing the ideal self-sufficient small farm. So start your adventure to a better life by defining your sustainable living aspirations. Each of these aspirations will require specific natural resources to be present on your perfect property. Here … [Read more...] about What is Good Life Style for Families Downshifting to Sustainable Living and… Will That Property Deliver?
An Easy, Cheap Land Surveying Process Explained Tackle land surveying basics early in the farm development process with this cheap land surveying process explained here for setting out farm buildings, earthworks and dams. Land surveying begins with constructing yourself an accurate but cheap land surveying instrument. Such an instrument is the Hose Level, which you can … [Read more...] about Land Surveying Basics
Small Business Ideas for Farms Thinking of breeding chickens on your small farm? There has never been a better time to do it! Keeping back yard chickens has become a massive movement sweeping through cities and suburbs from the UK and USA to Australia. Food security and frugality has people turning in droves to raising chickens in the city. And why not? Hens … [Read more...] about Breeding Chickens
Zeroing in on the best new farm business ideas for your situation can be daunting. There are so many options and opportunities, plus no shortage of "snake oil salesmen" keen to sell you the next "sure thing", with their expensive starter stock of course! I've seen many of these "hot new enterprise ideas" come and go in my time living in or near the wheatbelt of Western … [Read more...] about Zeroing in on the Best New Farm Business Ideas for You
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According to survey statistics happiness of wealthy people is no greater! So what DOES make us happy? The research findings of an international New Scientist happiness survey and other more local studies for health and happiness may surprise you! What is happiness? Happiness is an emotional state that indicates our satisfaction with life; a measure of how favorable … [Read more...] about According to Survey Statistics Happiness of Wealthy People is No Greater!
How to Live the Very Simple Life In December 2007 we finally embarked on our simple living on farms adventure! With no mains water or energy available, we had to learn fast how to live a very simple life. We are happy to share the lessons learned and offer this sustainable living advice website for families living plain and rural. So read on for tips about saving money, how to … [Read more...] about Simple Living on Farms